Dr. Deborah Serani



"The Ninth Session by Deborah Serani has to be one of the best books I have read this year. I literally could not put it down. I highly  recommend this book to anyone who loves a suspense novel. But definitely not to be read in the dark."  ~ Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

"A fast-paced, suffocating psychological thriller featuring a series-worthy heroine. One of the year's best thrillers."  ~ BestThrillers.com

"Serani's first foray into fiction is a taut, suspenseful tale...A smartly written, edgy story with a keen,tireless heroine."  ~ Kirkus Reviews

Purchase "The Ninth Session." 


"Depression in Later Life will be of invaluable help to those suffering from depression and also those who care for the depressed -- particularly those sufferers of advancing years with their unique and special needs. Dr. Deborah Serani has made a superb contribution to the management of this awful ailment." ~ Dick Cavett. Author, Actor, Former Television Host

"Deborah Serani, a doctor and the author of two previous books on depression, now covers twilight periods in Depression in Later Life, a myth-busting, fact-based guide for seniors that belongs on the bookshelf of anyone dealing with this misunderstood disease. This well-researched, effectively written, and highly readable guide to late-life depression deserves a wide audience." ~ Foreword Reviews

 Purchase "Depression in Later Life." 


This book is a must-have for parent who has a son or daughter that suffers from depression." ~ Dr. John M. Grohol, PsychCentral.com

"Depression and Your Child by Deborah Serani is by far, the best and most comprehensive resource out there about depression and children." ~ Andy Behrman, author of Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania

Purchase "Depression and Your Child." 




"I wish that Serani's Living with Depression had been around when I first began to deal with depression. Patients can benefit from the doctor's perspective and doctors can learn from their patients. That they are both the same gifted author is a blessing to all who deal with mental illness." ~ Delta Burke, Actress

"Dr. Serani courageously reveals her own lifetime struggles with serious depression - and devastating thoughts of suicide. The book has nowhere to go but up from there, and it delivers - with details about her own depression and treatment woven into a useful primer geared to the suffering and their families." ~ Newsday

"Living with Depression manages to explain depression in terms of human biology and experience without downplaying either aspect. While Living with Depression is not a medical or psychological treatise, it is perhaps something better ... an easy and comprehensive explanation of depression,  and how to get help." ~ The National Alliance on Mental Illness

Purchase "Living with Depression." 



To be published September 2021

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"Identifying how you feel is the first positive pillar parents can teach their children, empowering them whilst giving the tender nurturing they need to feel mentally and emotionally well again."

~ Jo Frost, Global Parenting Expert; TV's Supernanny

"This book will be a valuable resource for parents and children as they seek to better understand how to help children experience and manage intense sadness."                         

   ~ Joan Luby, M.D., Professor of psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

 Purchase "Sometimes When I'm Sad"